OPPOSE OTHERING!@ MOLDOX in Moldova
After presentations at Astra FF in Sibiu last year and this summer in Berlin, we brought OPPOSE OTHERING! to Cahul in Moldova this September. MOLDOX – the film festival for social change in Cahul invited OO! to give a workshop on the mechanisms of othering and belonging.
We had the chance to meet filmmakers willing to cast a more sensitive eye on topics of human rights and social concern. Fifteen participants were encouraged to speak about responsibility, exclusion and inclusion, experiences and their relations to their protagonists. This workshop with its atmosphere of exchange, enabling deeper reflection on othering, will hopefully have an impact on their future projects.
About Othering and Belonging
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society of the University of Berkeley and OPPOSE OTHERING! share the idea to support a society where belonging is valued while othering is opposed. An annual conference as well as an online publication titled “Othering and Belonging. Expanding the Circle of Human Concern” present initiatives, activists, scholars and artists that want to include instead of exclude. In their Spring 2017 edition they also featured an article about OPPOSE OTHERING!. For an introduction to the mechanism of othering and the opposed mechanism of belonging, watch the lecture of John A. Powell, Director of the Haas Institute and Professor of Law, African American and Ethnic Studies.